Frey focuses on using $43M in federal funding during State of the City address

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Tuesday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey delivered his State of the City address.

The mayor focused on his proposal to use the remaining $43 million of the city’s $271 million American Rescue Plan Act funding.

Of that $43 million, Frey proposed using $11.5 million for climate and public health measures, $10.9 million for inclusive economic rebuilding, $8.9 million for city enterprise investments and recruitment/retention of city employees, $6.4 million for public safety and $5.1 million for housing and homelessness issues.

“This spring season has cast a new light across our city, bringing with it a palpable renewed sense of hope and optimism. From meetings in City Hall to conversations at the many groundbreakings and ribbon cuttings, I’m struck by a newfound sense of purpose and focus, a resolve to attack the day with purpose. In Minneapolis, we’re coming back,” Frey said.

“Let’s put this optimism to work as we unveil another historic investment of American Rescue Plan Act funding that will further jumpstart our local economy,” he added. “It’s a busy spring in Minneapolis and we’re not slowing down. Our city is bursting with soon-to-be-realized potential. A new beginning alongside a newfound sense of unity. While our problems are by no means solved, for the first time in a couple of years, we are feeling a collective sense of renewal.”

A more detailed breakdown of the mayor’s proposal can be seen online.

Click the video player above to watch Frey’s address.